BAE contractor forced to escape burning BMW after it suddenly catches fire at Portsmouth Naval Base

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A man was forced to escape his burning car after it suddenly caught alight at Portsmouth Naval Base.

Southsea firefighters rushed to the scene at Trafalgar Gate, Princess Anne Way, around 6am to a car that was “well alight”.

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The male occupant, a BAE contractor, had escaped the BMW 3 Series by the time emergency crews attended the incident just inside the naval base.

A spokesman for Southsea Fire Station said: “The car was well alight by the time we arrived. The owner was in the car when the fire started but got out.”

No injuries were reported.

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